Star Zavoral, the son of Robin Mahala and Joe Zavoral of Brainerd, was named to the 2001 fall semester dean's list at Augsburg College.
Wife thinks ring would make 25th anniversary sparkle
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in a few months. When he asks me what I want, how do I hint to him that I'd like a modest engagement ring without having to come right out with it? I have never had one, and I have never taken off my wedding band during our entire marriage. In fact, I have never worn another ring on my hands out of respect for my wedding band. I would like a small "sparkler" to go along with it, but I'm embarrassed to tell him. It seems almost greedy.
Paper mill has been a Brainerd landmark
For nearly a century, the pulp paper industry has been a significant part of Brainerd's rich heritage.
Employees were described as shocked and sad after today's announcement that Potlatch's Brainerd mill, with 660 employees, will close in 60 days.
French honor Brainerd D-Day survivor Carlson
A Brainerd man who survived D-Day was honored Saturday by the French government along with other World War II veterans who participated in the Normandy campaign.
Youth projects funded
Youth As Resources of Crow Wing County announced funding for three projects from area youths.
Go Huskies Go
Jeremy Millsop takes a look at Pillager's preparations for the boys' state basketball tournament in his prep column Tuesday.
Wallin: Shutdown 'devastating'
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin said today the shutdown of Brainerd's Potlatch operation here was devastating to the community.
DNR commissioner takes a close look at ATV woes on Cass' Spider Lake
Two trumpeter swans swam near the Gull Dam Sunday. There have been frequent sightings in recent days of swans visiting the lakes area. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Jail inmate in critical condition
A 24-year-old Brainerd man was in critical condition today at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd after an apparent attempt to hang himself in the Crow Wing County Jail this morning.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - The state Legislature's failure to reach a compromise budget bill yesterday is expected to mean even more cutbacks for area school districts and the Brainerd State Hospital.
For workers, a time for tears and concern about future
When the news hit this morning that Potlatch's Brainerd mill would be closing tears filled some employees' faces as to what the future has in store for them.
Supreme Court to hear arguments on drug tests for after-school activities
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lindsay Earls wanted to offer her voice and musical talent to Tecumseh High School's choir and its marching band. But first, she had to offer a urine sample.
Depression-era jobless program fails to reach many
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as 4 million people could receive extended unemployment benefits under the economic recovery package signed into law by President Bush. But Anthony Walker, who was laid off by a parking garage in January, will not be one of them.
U.S. forces attack suspected al-Qaida convoy, killing 16 in eastern Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan attacked a convoy of three vehicles believed to be trying to ferry al-Qaida fighters out of the Shah-e-Kot Valley area, a senior Pentagon official said Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods began his march to the Masters with his first victory of the year, a four-shot margin at the Bay Hill Invitational that was secured by Phil Mickelson's blunders on the closing holes.
UCLA upsets No. 1 Cincinnati in NCAA
UCLA doesn't think of itself as a spoiler. The Bruins consider themselves legitimate contenders for the national championship.
PILLAGER -- Jeffrey Ausland, 30, Pillager, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marvin J. 'Marv' Yatckoske
Marvin J. "Marv" Yatckoske, 88, Brainerd, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Herbert Gerwing, 81, Little Falls, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Eugene G. Stack
SAUK RAPIDS -- Eugene G. Stack, 84, Sauk Rapids, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Marion D. Anderson
BLOOMINGTON -- Marion D. Anderson, 92, Bloomington, formerly of McGregor, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Minnesota Home and Care Center in Bloomington.
Florentine M. Boser
PIERZ -- Florentine Mary Boser, 82, Pierz, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at home.
Broad changes predicted in U.S. environmental policies
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, reversing decades of centralizing environmental regulations in Washington, D.C., is seeking to shift responsibility for pollution control and public land use to local government and private interests.
OTHER OPINIONS Still not wanted
Faced with the challenge of defeating global terrorism, the U.SFaced with the challenge of defeating global terrorism, the U.S. military ought to welcome all the qualified help it can get..
Have a beef with the media?
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Pressure on Cuba may increase
WASHINGTON -- Some of Cuban President Fidel Castro's most severe critics are becoming impatient because there has been no discernible toughening of U.S. policy toward Cuba.
I live in an area that is being hit hard by imported steel. One taconite plant closed recently and 1500 union brothers and sisters lost their jobs. A while back we had a shirt factory in town close due to imports. I consider imported goods as a serious threat to my fellow American workers.
It's the law
WASHINGTON -- One clear goal of the Bush administration's policy to decentralize environmental regulation is to diminish the courts' role in environmental skirmishes among the federal government, environmentalists and businesses that pollute or earn money on federal lands.
Marlin paces Dodge Dealers 400; Stewart injured in wreck
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- It took Steve Park six months to return to racing after tangling with Darlington Raceway.
Dixon defeats Bernstein
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For the second time this season, Larry Dixon has grabbed an NHRA national event victory as he defeated Top Fuel rival Kenny Bernstein in the 33rd annual Mac Tools Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on Sunday.
Ventura promotes Minnesota in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura promoted Minnesota as a must-go place for American Indian sites, public golf courses and the Mall of America during his trip to the world's largest tourism show.
Vatican accepts Fargo bishop's resignation
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Pope John Paul II accepted the Most Rev. James Sullivan's resignation as bishop of the Fargo Roman Catholic Diocese Monday, the Vatican announced.
Minnesota families facing welfare cutoff
ST. PAUL (AP) -- About 1,100 families in Minnesota are expected to hit the five-year limit on welfare this summer, but officials say few will actually be cut off from public assistance.
Longtime Sen. Doug Johnson announces his retirement
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sen. Doug Johnson, one of the state's most powerful legislators, announced Monday he will retire rather than run for re-election.
Court to release redistricting maps Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers' yearlong struggle to draw new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts will end in failure if they can't agree by Tuesday afternoon.
Sled mishap kills man in Todd County
LONG PRAIRIE -- A 58-year-old Maplewood man was killed Saturday afternoon in Todd County after the snowmobile he was driving was struck by a truck.
Lawmakers look toward gas tax to make up for lost transportation funds
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The popular decision to cut license-tab fees two years ago is contributing to not-so-popular talk of raising the gas tax.
Session grinds toward end
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An end is in sight to this year's legislative session -- if you look hard.
Pequot boys denied in bid for trip to state
DULUTH -- Just like the recent snowfall, the Pequot Lakes boys' basketball team's chance to earn its first state tournament berth melted away.
Huskies head to state
MOORHEAD -- It's not the size of the dog. It's the strength of its bite.
Goaltender leads Warriors' floor hockey team to fifth at state
STILLWATER -- Eighth-grader Mitch Hodgman, goalie for the Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team, picked the perfect day to shine.
This is Pillager's year
MOORHEAD -- History should record the 2001-02 season in area athletics as the year of the Pillager Huskies.
Free throw with no time left beats Flyer boys
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' basketball team is not only good on the court, it's also good in the classroom.
High School Athletics
Gopher women run past UNLV
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen wasn't perfect.
Rickert says he will return for sophomore season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Rickert said he plans to return to Minnesota for his sophomore year instead of trying to break into the NBA.
Marshall, Lakeville repeat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sascha Hansen was content being Shannon Bolden's sidekick. Marshall coach Terry Culhane isn't cool with either of them leaving, though.
Twins beat Devil Rays, Marlins
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Lamb broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 7-4 Sunday.
Denver captures WCHA crown
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Players in the WCHA have a better chance of spelling Denver goalie Wade Dubielewicz's surname than getting a puck past him.
Wolves lose seventh straight
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Karl Malone returned to the Utah lineup Sunday and had 27 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Jazz to a 96-89 victory over Minnesota and extending the Timberwolves' losing streak to seven games.
Wild, Coyotes skate to 2-2 tie
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ladislav Nagy scored a pair of goals for Phoenix and fellow Slovakian Marian Gaborik responded with two goals for Minnesota as the Coyotes and Wild played a 2-2 tie on Sunday.
Minnesota, Niagara, UMD, Brown picked for women's Frozen Four
There were no surprises in the selection of the four teams that will play for the NCAA women's hockey title.
State forecast for north dakota
This afteroon...Occasional light snow or flurries central and east. Partly sunny west. Highs from 15 northwest to around 30 southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Areas of dense morning fog central and south. A chance of light snow west late. Highs mainly in the 30s with a few 40s far southeast. Tonight...Snow likely from west to east through the night. Rain may mix with the snow far south. Accumulations from 1 to 2 inches north...To 2 to 4 inches far southwest. Lows from 20 north to 30 south. Tuesday...Snow likely southeast...Possibly mixed with rain. A chance of snow early elsewhere. Mostly cloudy statewide. Highs from 30 to 40. Wednesday...Snow likely northwest with a chance of snow northeast. Partly to mostly cloudy south. Highs in the lower 20s north to middle 30s south. Thursday...A chance of snow south half and northeast. Lows in the single digits above zero north to around 20 south. Highs mostly in the 20s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy...Some clearing this afternoon. Highs from the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Weather drawing by Danyel Tysk of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory this morning for most of central and eastern iowa...
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Goodbye to Broadway's original Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
Drug traffickers suspected in Colombia archbishop's slaying
CALI, Colombia (AP) -- Days before this month's legislative elections, the late Archbishop Isaias Duarte claimed some candidates had received campaign money from drug lords.
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